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Mount Airy Resort: A breath of fresh air full of fun, beauty and romance

Take a photo trip to the beautiful Mount Airy Resort in the Poconos
Take a photo trip to the beautiful Mount Airy Resort in the Poconos
Carol Ruth Weber

Those of a certain age remember Mount Airy Lodge commercials touting a romantic honeymoon get away to the Poconos in PA. That Mount Airy closed its doors back in 2001 and was demolished to be reinvented by the new owners, the DeNaples family, as Mount Airy Resort and Casino. Yes the Pocono favorite is still a special destination resort for lovers and now also for everyone looking for a full service resort to cater to their every whim. The resort is a quiet gem in the midst of the beautiful Pocono Mountains. Do not worry if you are not into the casino life, there are plenty of options to enjoy the beautiful resort beyond gaming.

An amazing resort destination worthy of checking in
Carol Ruth Weber

Mount Airy is a wonderful experience from the moment one drives onto the property.

Driving from the quiet road onto the private property is a serene experience. The resort is beautiful, nestled on just under 1000 quiet acres that include an award winning 18 hole golf course on a lake. Extremely welcoming is the hotel and casino with the resort building’s main entrances greeting guests warmly with the appearance of a luxurious rustic lodge.

Free valet service welcomes cars at the hotel doors and free self parking is available outside of the casino entrance. The resorts’ entire staff of professionals are ready to take care of all visiting. All are courteous and amazing doing their very best to be helpful and strive to provide all that is requested.

Walk through the doors for the hotel with no need of walking through the casino.

Amazing choices of amenities are packed into the lovely Mount Airy Resort and Casino making it a delightful vacation experience.

Amenities, fun and excitement galore await everyone who enters though the resorts front doors. Check into a beautiful room or suite for a relaxing moment or special rendezvous before heading out to enjoy a taste of elegance in one of the fine dining restaurants or a quick bite before checking out the casino floor action. Enjoy the beautiful expansive "Get Wet" pool experience and have fun playing golf. Check out the big name entertainment and exciting nightlife before heading off to sink into the comfortable bed to for a peaceful night's sleep.

A well appointed news stand is easily accessible on the lobby floor, perfect to pick up forgotten essentials, souvenirs and snacks. A Player Development Center caters to Mount Airy’s high end clientele. The VIP Club off of the casino floor has buffet and beverages ready to cater to members along with lovely outdoor patios as a welcoming extra to sit and relax enjoying the fresh air and wonderful view.

A deluxe casino floor is a welcome spot for those who enjoy gaming activities.

The casino is well guarded by security making one feel completely safe and secure while enjoying the gaming fun. Among the huge offerings of over 1800 slot machines are more than 80 tables to present an array of casino gaming action to make it a great experience for anyone seeking to enjoy the playing excitement. Classic rock and disco play in the background to add to the gaming excitement.

The gaming action is fun and lively. The main casino floor is a complete circle with the Glass Bar as its centerpiece. There are areas for both smokers and non-smokers. Take a walk around the circle’s perimeter to easily find a scrumptious meal or snack with many choices from delightful elegant fare to a quick snack of frozen yogurt, as well as the Gypsies Lounge and Nightclub for an evening of fun entertainment. The buffet is open for lunch and dinner with a special Sunday brunch hosting live entertainment.

Extra fun is found on the third floor. Walk out of the security entrance of the casino floor, on the casino entry side of the resort, over to the elevator on the left marked Poker Room. Travel up to the third floor to not only find poker fun but also a quiet, non-smoking area filled with slot machines ready to be played.

Security is very careful to check ages. You will not see children and strollers lining around the casino floor watching parents play, as one sees in other casino hotels. If anyone under 21 needs to walk through the casino area to get to the hotel area they will be courteously escorted to their parents and chaperones by security.

The spacious pool is open to welcome visitors all year.

The brand new outdoor pool extension has expanded the indoor pool area into an amazing 52,000 square-foot space fittingly named “Get Wet” made for splash filled entertainment. The center of the entertainment excitement in "Get Wet" features an 11,000 square-foot pool open all four seasons that includes a special passage to welcome guests to have fun swimming from indoors to the outdoors all year round.

The pool is only the beginning for wet enjoyment. Enjoy a drink or snack at the poolside bar and lounge. Private luxury cabanas outside with private day beds indoors allow for an entire relaxing poolside experience of delightful fun with friends or a loved one. Take a seat to unwind in the whirlpool and soaking sections of the pool. Enjoy a welcome step outside to the 5,600 square-foot outdoor deck areas to cozy up in by the table-side fire pits as you enjoy the view of the resort’s beautiful lake and golf course.

DJ’s and entertainers turn "Get Wet" into a true entertainment venue. Every Sunday Mount Airy hosts the “Get Wet Sundays” party from 1pm until 6pm. For front row entertainment I was lucky to share some romance poolside in one of the lovely elegant day beds. The pool also morphs into a nightclub of fun entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights during the summer months.

Even if one is not an avid golfer the award winning golf course is worth checking out.

Complete with its own two year new beautiful clubhouse, located directly across the lake from the hotel entrance, one can see why the Mount Airy golf course is award winning. For golfers there are always specials to check out. The course was designed by the famed Hal Purdy with each individual hole specifically designed after the best golf course holes in America.

Even those who are not golfers, or who are relaxing while friends and partners are enjoying some holes, can relish the resort's fine golf course experience. Everyone can enjoy a round of amenities in the beautiful clubhouse for a private country club type experience with a drink by the bar, a meal in the restaurant or relaxing in the comfortable lounge space.

The day spa is a not to miss destination when visiting Mount Airy Resort

Very few would admit to not enjoying some much needed pampering in their lives. The beautiful 16,000 square foot spa at Mount Airy is ready to pamper, please and sedate one into relaxing moments of bliss. Both men's and women's sides have beautiful appointed locker room areas with private changing rooms, as well as a gorgeous lounge with chaises to relax upon as you sip tea and soak in the peaceful serenity.

Once one lays down on a lounge you will never want to leave the atmosphere of relaxation and pampering. Slip on a comfy robe and slippers and then sink into a chaise in the quiet lounge to wait for a therapy session, perfect to set a relaxing tone.

The choice of services is immense with skilled professionals performing an array of massage choices to body treatments, hair, nail and skin care along with special treatments, packages and promotions. Enjoy a work-out in the exercise center, free for staying guests, and then reward yourself with a treatment to massage out the tension.

Spend the entire day in the soothing environment stepping into the eucalyptus steam room or sauna. Rinse away all tensions with a luxurious rainfall shower.

Gypsies Nightclub and bar offers headline entertainers for hours of enjoyment.

After a day of fun, relaxation and delicious meals it is time to check out the entertainment at Mount Airy Resort. Enjoy the musical and comedy acts of big name star entertainers performing year round at the resort. Plan your trip around the entertainment schedule to catch your favorite performer.

After an exhilarating show wind down with a night cap at the Glass Bar in the center of the casino floor action. The scheduled matinee performances of tribute bands and special shows are just some extra icing on the cake to the many daily choice of resort activities.

The “Get Wet” pool is the center of summer weekend excitement serving as a nighttime venue during the months of July and August leading up to Labor Day. Poolside partying fun takes place from 10 pm until 2 am on Friday and Saturday nights.

Mount Airy Resort is the perfect spot to host special occasions and business events.

With the resorts banquet and conference center and amazing chefs and personnel, Mount Airy is a wonderful choice when searching for a location to host a beautiful wedding either inside or outside. The over 7000 square feet of flexible space makes it comfortable for Mount Airy to accommodate large parties and conventions of up to 200 to 250 people as well as an intimate meeting for a group of 30.

Mount Airy Casino Resort is a definite top of the list dream getaway destination.

Mount Airy Resort proves its worthiness as a desired destination winning the coveted AAA Four Diamond Rating every year since 2010. As the first casino resort in Pennsylvania to be given the four diamond rating, Mount Airy is also the only one in PA with the award winning distinction for the total resort and the only PA casino resort with a golf course. For those seeking resort elegance and fun within the backdrop of a serene setting, Mount Airy is the perfect destination. Couples, singles, friends and lovers will enjoy a truly wonderful resort experience.

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